Timaru Boys' High School
|Timaru Boys' High School|
Timaru Boys' High School entrance
211 North Street,
|Type||State boys school, years 9-13|
|Motto||Scientia Postestas Est|
(Knowledge Is Power)
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||360|
|Rector||Rod Sparrow, Mr Ross Stevenson (temporarily after Nick McIvor)|
Timaru Boys' High School (also known as TBHS), established in 1880, is a single sex state (public) secondary school located in the port city of Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand. TBHS caters for years 9 - 13 (ages 12 – 19 years).
At the beginning of the 2017 school year, the school had more than 650 students.
There are four Sports Houses, each named after a former rector and led by a house captain. Every one in the school competes in inter-house programs to earn points for their house. These include cross country, athletics, swimming sports, singing, volleyball, basketball and quadball tournaments. The houses compete annually for the Cleland Cup.
|Dawson||Named after L Halket-Dawson, Rector 1880-1887|
|Hogben||Named after George Hogben, Rector 1888-1898|
|Simmers||Named after George A Simmers, Rector 1899-1912|
|Tait||Named after Alan G Tait, Rector 1935-1947|
TBHS plays in 5 traditional interschool fixtures:
- Christchurch Boys' High School
- St Andrew's College, Christchurch
- Otago Boys' High School
- Waitaki Boys' High School The longest running non stop inter school fixtures in New Zealand
- John McGlashan College Begun in 2018
Timaru Boys' High School 1st XV - Crusaders' Region Secondary Schools' Rugby Championship "The UC Cup."
The 1st XV made it into the finals of the UC Cup for the first time in the 2017 season.
Thomas House Boarding Hostel
The Thomas House Boarding Hostel is attached to and is an integral part of the school. Built in 1907, Thomas House welcomed in its first 8 boarders in 1908. In 2010 it held just over 80 boarders, by 2017, Thomas House reached capacity with 119 boarders.
- Harold Williams - linguist
- Michael Houstoun (born 1952), concert pianist
- Kevin Smith (1963–2002), actor
- Jeff Wassmann (born 1958), artist
- Sir Roy McKenzie - businessman & philanthropist
- Thomas Burnett (1877–1941), MP for Temuka (1919–1941)
- Frank Kitts (1912–1979), Wellington mayor and MP
- Rt Hon Sir Ivor Richardson (1930-2014), Privy Councillor and jurist
- Jim Sutton (born 1941), Labour Party Member of Parliament and cabinet minister
- Jack Lovelock - athlete, 1936 Olympic 1500m Champion – sculpture in the garden of 2002 and memorial oak from 1936 70 m further north
- George T. A. Adkins - former All Black
- Dick Tayler - athlete, 1974 Commonwealth Games 10,000m Champion
- Craig Cumming - New Zealand national cricket team 2003-07
- Brendan Laney - professional rugby player
- Isaac Ross - former All Black
- Archie Strang - former All Black
- Hayden Paddon - Motorsport, World Rally Championship driver, 2007 - present
- Marc Ryan - Cycling Bronze medallist at 2008 Olympics and 2012 Olympics
- Hamish Bennett - New Zealand Cricket, 2010-
- Aki Seiuli - professional rugby player
- Tomas Walsh - Shot Put Bronze medallist at 2016 Olympics
- Lachie Grant - former All Black
- "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Michael Houstoun". Timaru District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "Thomas David Burnett". Timaru District Council. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 1, 2006. Retrieved August 26, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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